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[Podcast] Can I Increase Soil Organic Matter by 1% This Year? – Part 2

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we continue our discussion with Penn State University no-till and cover crop researcher Sjoerd Duiker on the thought-provoking topic of increasing soil organic matter.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we continue our discussion with Penn State University no-till and cover crop researcher Sjoerd Duiker on the thought-provoking topic of increasing soil organic matter.
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[Podcast] Can I Increase Soil Organic Matter by 1% This Year? – Part 1

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Penn State University no-till and cover crop researcher Sjoerd Duiker to discuss the thought-provoking topic of increasing soil organic matter.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Penn State University no-till and cover crop researcher Sjoerd Duiker to discuss the thought-provoking topic of increasing soil organic matter.
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Better Soils with the No-Till System

A publication to help farmers understand and improve their soil health through no-till systems.
Productive agriculture depends on healthy soil. Soil guarantees that nutrients are made available in sufficient amounts during a plant’s life cycle and it holds water that is then available to plants. It also provides many critical ecosystem functions that are necessary for life. In this free publication from Penn State University, you’ll learn how you can protect this valuable resource through no-till.
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Franks Comments: With Well Over Half of All Pennsylvania Crop Land Listed as Highly Erodible, the State’s Growers are Now No-Tilling an Incredible 66% of the Overall Crop Acreage

When No-Till Farmer got its start in 1972, one of the first things we did was determine the number of no-tilled acres in the U.S. To do so, we asked the state agronomists of the Soil Conservation Service (now the NRCS) for the data.


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What No-Tillers Are Doing Differently This Fall

Faced with higher costs, less moisture and changing cropping opportunities, No-Till Farmer readers are not sitting still, and they’re making significant cropping changes this fall.
When we asked No-Till Farmer readers to describe the critical changes they’re making this fall, we received a wide variety of ideas. Faced with needing to make changes based on rising expenses, environmental concerns and weather worries, these innovative no-tillers are adopting a number of different ideas to boost yields, trim costs and improve profitability.
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More No-Till Is A Must

When it comes to the future of the planet, Rattan Lal doesn’t beat around the bush. “Increase no-till farming practices across the planet or face serious climate, soil quality and food production problems in the next 20 to 50 years,” says the soil scientist at Ohio State University.
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